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Upgraded charges against Derek Chauvin may make convictions more likely, lawyer says


NBC News legal analyst Danny Cevallos tells TODAY the upgrading of charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin from third-degree to second-degree murder may actually make it easier for him to be convicted because “all the state needs to prove now is that officer Chauvin intended to commit third-degree assault.” It may also make it easier to convict the other three officers involved in George Floyd’s death, Cevallos explains.